Scissor Sisters and Lauren Flax will take over the DJ booth when the monthly “One Step Beyond” party picks up again on Febuary 4, 2011 at the American Museum of Natural History. At this Friday’s party, you can also check out space age visuals by Fuevoz (with VJs SeeJ and Benton-C) or watch the Cosmic Collisions space show as narrated by Robert Redford. Aside from it taking place inside a museum, the cool thing about One Step Beyond is that your ticket also includes admission to the space show and a return visit to the museum. To enter to win a pair or tickets to the show, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. All entrants must be 21 or older. Contest entry deadline is February 2, 2011 at midnight. One lucky winner will be notified on Thursday, Feburary 3, 2011.
Contest entry form and a press release after the jump.
The Scissor Sisters and Lauren Flax Headline The American Museum of Natural History’s One Step Beyond
(New York, NY) The American Museum of Natural History continues on its celestial orbit with One Step Beyond on Friday, February 4, 2011 from 9 PM – 1 AM. Plucked right from the Milky Way, this month’s headliners are none other than the international phenoms, The Scissor Sisters, dropping their first ever hometown DJ set. Warming up the galaxy is a DJ set from returning comet Lauren Flax and Activaire. Space age visuals by Fuevoz (with VJs SeeJ and Benton-C) illuminate the night, while in the Hayden Planetarium, Robert Redford educates our space travelers with Cosmic Collisions. Tickets are $25 which includes a free future visit to the museum. This event will sell out, so get your tickets early at www.amnh.org/osb. The entrance to the event is located on Columbus Avenue and 79th Street.
Scissor Sisters (Polydore)
For a band that sprung out of downtown NYC clubs like The Cock in the Lower East Side and Luxx in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it’s only natural that all things after dark fit the Scissor Sisters like a glove. They twisted disco, New York electro and good old fashioned Elton John-era rock n’ roll into an explosion of infectious dance floor anthems that appeals to just about anyone with a pulse. If pop has a responsibility to be music for all people, the Scissor Sisters – vocalists Jake Shears and Ana Matronic, multi-instrumentalist Babydaddy and lead guitar Del Marquis – have made that type of pop music experience their battle cry.
After the B-side to the band’s first single, a jacked-up disco version of Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb”, became an international smash – scoring a Grammy nomination for Best Dance Record for “Comfortably Numb,” and becoming the top-selling album of 2004 in the UK and sweeping the Brit Awards for that year. The band’s follow-up full length, “Ta-Dah,” (2006) was the first time the band had a single, “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’,” and an album simultaneously hold #1 spots on the UK charts. Their latest effort, the pulsating, critical-success “Night Work” debuted at #2 on the UK Charts, #1 on the US Billboard Independent Album charts, and in the top 10 in several international territories. Entertainers at heart, Scissor Sisters have earned a reputation for their humorous, controversial and outright transgressive live performances that have filled venues from New York’s Bowery Ballroom to London’s O2 Arena and have collaborated with everyone from Jim Henson’s Muppets to Kylie Minogue to Boy George.
Lauren Flax (Young Turks)
With a decade of musical adventuring under her belt, Lauren Flax has played every major city in America and most across the Atlantic as well. Her keen knack for reading crowds is unmatched- her eclectic taste in dance music invariably manages to get everyone in the room moving. She has collaborated with everyone from Fischerspooner to Sia. Lauren was born and raised in the city of Detroit, birthplace of Motown and Techno and has shared the stage with an amazing array of talent: DJ Heather, Disco D, Carl Craig, Jungle Brothers, Green Velvet, Derrek May, Kevin Saunderson…the list goes on and on. Lauren also recently DJ’d for none other than Madonna on the Hard Candy TV Special featured on the Fuse music channel. She has also been busy remixing for friends such as Le Tigre, MEN (ex Le Tigre band member JD Samsons band), Telepathe, Fischerspooner, and Morningwood and they are just a few examples of bands she has under her belt in that arena. Most recently her remix of HEARTSREVOLUTION’s C.Y.O.A! was released on iHEARTCOMIX.
CREEP is Lauren’s new project with long time friend, Lauren Dillard. They recently released their first single “Days” on Young Turks Records. The EP also features vocals from Romy Madley Croft of The xx. Future collaborations include Nina Sky, Nomi Ruiz, Planningtorock and Kazu from Blonde Redhead. 2011 will be mostly filled with touring the live show worldwide.
Activaire, devoted to developing custom music programs, blends the disciplines of design and architecture with DJ culture.
The Rose Center for Earth and Space is one of the most engaging and beautiful public spaces in the world. Inside One Step Beyond, attendees can check out the Cullman Hall of the Universe, view a re-creation of the Big Bang, and see artifacts of space and science, while the DJs and live acts provide suitably otherworldly experiences. A spectacular immersive theater experience, Cosmic Collisions launches visitors on a thrilling trip through space and time-well beyond the calm face of the night sky-to explore cosmic collisions, hypersonic impacts that drive the dynamic and continuing evolution of the universe. Groundbreaking scientific simulations and visualizations based on cutting-edge research developed by Museum astrophysicists, scientists at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and other international colleagues-many seen for the first time-depict the dramatic and explosive encounters that shaped our solar system, changed the course of life on Earth, and continue to transform our galaxy. The Robert Redford narrated show explores the full range of space collisions, past, present, and future.
The One Step Beyond series continues in March 2011.